Another convert here. Up until recently I was rather appalled by the idea of putting oil on my face since I was oblivious to the facts, but the reviews here have been a major factor in changing my mind. I have combo skin - oily nose, normal cheeks and chin, dry forehead - and the dryness has been especially bad this winter, my regular moisturizer and night cream just weren't cutting it. So I started using a few drops of jojoba on my forehead and cheeks at night right after washing my face and the difference is pretty amazing. Not sure how my skin will react to it when the weather gets warmer but we'll see. And I haven't tried it in my hair or on any other parts of my body yet, I'm still in testing mode. The packaging is a bit of a problem, sometimes I'm able to get a nice neat little drop on my fingertip but more often than not it runs everywhere, so I think I'll try the eyedropper solution some people have mentioned.
I am 34 and have very oily, acne prone skin and large pores. Every other day (or as needed) after thoroughly washing my face, I mix a drop or two of DE jojoba with 3 drops of DE Kinder to Your Skin Tea Tree Oil. I have noticed a huge improvement in the healing time of my blemishes. Also, it immediately reduces blemish redness and irritation. I would not say that it has reduced oil production. If I lightly pat the mixture on my face rather than rubbing, it soaks in much better than I thought it would. If I feel I've over applied the mixture, I gently rinse my face once or twice then pat dry.
As a side note, my husband has psoriasis, and his knuckles and finger joints become very dry and flaky in the winter months, to the point that his skin cracks and bleeds. I massage a jojoba/tea tree combo into his hands (with more jojoba than tea tree), and if he lets it soak in, there is a vast improvement by morning. I have noticed that it takes longer to soak into his very dry, rough hands than it does my oily facial skin, but it still is very effective.
I think this is a very good oil. I have used it as a facial moisturizer at night, eye, throat etc. I also take a few drops in my hand and drop in one of my favorite aramatherapy oils, aura cacia, like grapefruit or sweet orange, and then rub it all over as a moisturizer for my body. The oil is a nice vehicle for the aromatheray oil and it leaves a wonderful light smell on my skin. Iam not sure about using it everynight or all the time, but honestly I am fickle, I never use ANYTHING all the time, except maybe CREST toothpaste! It is light and lovely.
I would have never thought to try this if not for the reviews here. For me, the key is to use only one or two drops with every application. I have acne prone, combo to oily skin, depending on the weather. I've been using it with my Alpha Hydrox souffle and it keeps my skin soft and glowing. It's absolutely amazing as a night moisturizer. I apply one or two drops on top of the souffle and it sinks in alomst immediately. I tried a bit in my hair and again the key is to use a tiny amount. This is a product that I will always keep in my medicene cabinet. I'm not sure that it works miracles for me, but it does keep my face clear, moisturized and it imparts a glow to it that I've never experienced. More importantly, it does all this without any irritation (breakouts, clogged pores, sensitivity) to my skin.
sooo versatile! I mainly use it as an eye-make up remover..but it's great for the ends of ur hair as well...I have tried using it as a moisturizer for my face but that didn't turn out..i don't think my skin likes oils very much, because they never really absorb but sit on top of my skin for way too long..it did make me break out..so never again there..
I wish I'd discovered this oil years ago. This is one of the best products I've ever found to sooth Rosacea and that's saying alot. I use it to wash my face sometimes and other times as a moisturizer. It's not a heavy moisturizer and even has some astringent qualities. My favorite use of jojoba oil is combining it with honey and aspirin to make a mask. Out of every product or treatment I've tried in the past year (and I've tried many), this has been the most helpful. This combination has cleaned out and tightened pores, smoothed, soothed and softened my often irritated skin. If my skin is particularly red and irritated, I will apply joboba oil to my face before bed and leave it on all night. When I wake up in the morning the redness is MUCH less noticeable. There are properties in Joboba Oil that can mimic some Rosacea medications. It's NOT for everyone, but it's sure helped me better than my Rosacea medication.
I've been using this for a little under 2 months now,and it's great!On my face,it leaves it glowing and smooth with NO breakouts...however,if I don't use a good moisturizer right afterwords for my patchy,dry wintery face,it doesn't really moisturize well on it's own.On the rest of my body,I apply the oil while my skin's still damp from my shower,then apply some lotion and my skin is SUPER velvety soft!Even my bf noticed a big difference and can't keep his hands off!The trick to getting the best out of this is to put the oil on first on damp skin,then AFTERWARDS put the moisturizer on!The bottle may drip everywhere,but it's still worth the $7 I pay!
Mmmm! Love the versatility of this oil.
I use it to remove my waterproof make-up. It does a decent enough job.
When I dapple a few drops near my eyes, I wake up with plumped up skin around my eyes without any skin irritation.
Took the advice of the sweet MuAers on this board and added some to my Nivea CQ10 Body Firming Lotion and now my legs have less scaly skin.
rubbed some on my cleansed nose to loosen up whiteheads and prim my nose for a whitehead remover session.
rubbed some into the ends of my hair as a conditioner
wow! it's a real multi-tasker!
Great product, thoughtless packing that serves only to contain the oil from e factory to your vanity top. :P
I purchased a bottle with a pump dispenser and emptied the jojoba oil into the bottle. Now I can have a hassle-free usage of my fav oil without having to wipe the original bottle each time I used it.
I held off writing a review on this until I had a chance to use the oil for a couple of weeks. What can I say other than what already has been said? This stuff is fabulous. I would say the benefit of the oil is comparable, in my opinion, to La Mer.
Amazing moisturizer for my acne prone combination skin. I just mix a few drops of it w/ my regular moisturizer and use it morning and night. The texture of my skin has definitely improved and its much softer now, definitely would repurchase.